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Slim but durable rain jacket

Old 09-11-19, 08:25 AM
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Slim but durable rain jacket

So went out and splurged a couple years ago on a Showers Pass jacket. And while the thing does it's job - I feel like a billowing sail - the thing is so baggy and huge on me. What are other folks using?
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Old 09-11-19, 09:40 AM
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I have the Showers Pass clear jacket. The arms flap in the wind, but it fits the torso pretty well.



EDIT: I see that the title of this thread says "durable". This Showers Pass jacket is made of an ultra-light material, so I suspect it might tear under heavy use.
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Pactimo

Pactimo Torrent. 4 way stretch fabric, breathable.
Mine is hi-vis but it comes in a stealthy black. Rolled up in a jersey pocket takes about the same space as a pair of leg warmers.

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Old 09-11-19, 12:28 PM
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I've got a collection of different jackets, but if I were buying now, I'd get one made of Gore-tex Shakedry. Tiny, waterproof, and breathable but not inexpensive. That said, I see it as a heck of a lot more useful than the three jackets I have bought to cover a range of conditions, from possible drizzle to likely deluge. Gore makes a few models themselves, but so do Castelli and others.
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Rapha Shadow Line?
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Old 09-11-19, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by GuitarBob View Post
I've got a collection of different jackets, but if I were buying now, I'd get one made of Gore-tex Shakedry. Tiny, waterproof, and breathable but not inexpensive. That said, I see it as a heck of a lot more useful than the three jackets I have bought to cover a range of conditions, from possible drizzle to likely deluge. Gore makes a few models themselves, but so do Castelli and others.
I've only had the Gore C7 ShakeDry Stretch for a few weeks, but it is legit. Not durable, however, in the sense that Gore doesn't recommend using ShakeDry with backpacks or off-roading.
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Columbia outdry is cheaper and more durable than shakedry. I have jacket and itís worked well so far. They donít make anything cycling specific but the models for running are fairly trim
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Rapha race cape works great
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I've only had the Gore C7 ShakeDry Stretch for a few weeks, but it is legit. Not durable, however, in the sense that Gore doesn't recommend using ShakeDry with backpacks or off-roading.
Breathes as well as a permeable wind breaker. I put a hole in mine in a ski crash though, sliding across snow and ice was more than it could handle. It's at the factory now.
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Pearl Izumi Select Barrier windbreaker. It isn't rainproof, just mildly resistant to mist. But it retains windproofing even when soaked through, including when my shirts are soaked. So it's still comfortable even in chilly wet weather. It's reasonably close fitting, about like the clear jacket shown above.

Rolls up into its own rear pouch/pocket, and even smaller if packed into a quart sized ziplock bag, squished to expel excess air and zipped closed. Fits into a jersey pocket. I usually carry it autumn-spring on every ride in case of rain or I'm out after dark when it cools off quickly. It's been comfortable even below 20F on dry winter days with a baselayer and long sleeve jersey, after I'm warmed up.

In comparison I have a Shimano Storm Jacket, completely rainproof, windproof, etc., double lined with supposedly breathable fabric (it ain't) and with a mesh liner. Even with a cape it's still not as well ventilated as I'd like for cool weather, so I end up just as wet from perspiration as with the Pearl Izumi windbreaker. It's best for cold winter rides, wet or dry, with wicking layers to stay reasonably dry.
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